This tall airplane

This tall airplane

Fly-in breakfast turnout makes Stettler club happy

Stettler airport was the place to be on Labour Day morning, Sept. 1 as dozens of aircraft of all types

Stettler airport was the place to be on Labour Day morning, Sept. 1 as dozens of aircraft of all types and makes landed at a pace of three or four a minute at times for the traditional Fly-in Breakfast.

There were many homebuilt planes in addition to the well-known samples from manufacturers like Cessna and five helicopters also joined the aviation parade that attracted hundreds of people in slightly breezy weather.

The early sunshine was later disrupted by grayish clouds but the less bright sky did not dampen the spirits. There was no shortage of senior citizens both among townsfolk who visited the airport for the pancake breakfast and among those who flew in from other communities.

There were also a few remote controlled model planes on display, but unlike in previous years, a demonstration did not take place due to reluctance of insurers to cover any possible damage that could result during the show.

Garry Fix of the Stettler Flying Club said a total of 81 aircrafts had landed at the Stettler airport during the 8 to 11 a.m. breakfast period and more than 600 people were served pancakes, sausages, eggs and ham.

The numbers were slightly down as compared to last year, but the Flying Club was still happy with the turnout of both the aircraft and visitors during the morning.